GET THE FACTS

Development Starts Early

Eighty five percent of a child’s critical brain development occurs by age five, because of this, it’s important to engage in quality-rich time with young children.

Children are Missing Out

The increased use of mobile and digital devices has led young children to miss out on valuable, one-on-one adult interaction and taken time away from important family activities, which stimulate developmental growth.

Quality Time Matters

Putting down your mobile device and spending quality time talking, reading and/or singing with your child helps him/her grow emotionally, intellectually and socially.

WAYS TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR KIDS

TALK

Your voice helps you connect with your child and also helps him/her learn. Everywhere you go, talk about what you see, pointing out key objects and symbols that are visible. Ask questions during key moments of the day such as meal, play and bath time, and be sure to answer the questions too.

READ

Reading out loud to your child helps build their vocabulary and literacy skills. Point to pictures and characters on the page to help add more color. Allow your child to turn the page to ensure he/she is engaged and participating.

SING

Patterns and repetition in song can help your child grow and connect with you. Sing during everyday activities like car rides and/or bath time. Sing songs that have numbers, letters and/or rhyming patterns.

 

TAKE THE PLEDGE

It’s time to Unplug and Connect! Take the pledge to unplug from your mobile and digital devices and connect with your child by spending quality time together every day.

 

PARENT RESOURCES

Check out these helpful tools and resources to help you
unplug and connect with your child.

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